American Energy Initiative, Part 15: What EPA's Utility MACT Rule Will Cost U.S. Consumers, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, February 8, 2012   [open pdf - 8MB]

This is the February 8, 2012 hearing on "The American Energy Initiative, Part 15: What EPA's Utility MACT Will Cost U.S. Consumers," held before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power. From the opening statement of Ed Whitfield: "Today we are going to focus on the cost and impact of the Utility MACT [Maximum Achievable Control Technology] rule, or as EPA prefers to call it, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard. When the President was a candidate for the office he now holds, he attended a meeting in San Francisco, a fundraiser, and at that fundraiser, he made the comment that we will bankrupt the coal industry in America. While his administration was unsuccessful in passing the cap and trade legislation, the President was quoted after that failure as saying that ''there is more than one way to skin a cat.'' And he was right, because EPA did become the lead agency to significantly damage the coal industry in America, the industry that provides the base load for electricity in this country. When I talk about the coal industry, I am talking about the coal mining industry, yes, I am talking about utilities that burn coal as well. And with this new rule, EPA has made it very clear that in this area, they are not concerned about-- they are not setting environmental policy, they are setting energy policy for America." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ed Whitfield, Henry A. Waxman, Joe Barton, Mike Pompeo, Bobby L. Rush, Gina McCarthy, Darren MacDonald, Ralph E. Roberton, Harrison Tsosie, Mitchell C. Hescox, Michael C. Burgess, Julie E. Goodman, Josh Bivens, Anne E. Smith, Timothy D. Terrell, John Shimkus, David B. McKinley, Jason Price, and Ellen Kurlansky.

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